If you came to this page by a search engine, please do not read further but go to the Heart Attack Health Quiz of June 11, 2007. Take a pencil and a paper and write down the answers, then come back.
A. The seven classical signs of a heart attack
- Pain, often in the chest
- Shortness of breath
- Older age
- Being a man
- Cigarette smoking
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Obesity (but see update at the bottom of this post)
Excellent. You got the basics, but feel free to learn more about the details.
Not too bad but you may have missed some important points. Make sure to learn them.
You just have made an important step to fill your gaps of knowledge. Keep on, it may save your life or the life of others in an emergency.
Wikipedia: Myocardial infarction
Update: Obesity is an official risk factor for a heart attack, but I think this view must be challenged. Read more about why I stopped to believe in weight loss.
(August 5, 2007)